SLI Provides QA Services to the State of Washington for EMR ICD-10 Project
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Posted by: Megan Ryan
SLI Global Solutions is providing Quality Assurance (QA) services to the WA State Department of Social and Health Services, Behavioral Health Service and Integration, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery for their Electronic Medical Records (EMR) ICD-10 Project.
ICD-10 will bring more accurate payments for new procedures, fewer rejected claims, fewer improper claims, better understanding of new procedures, improved disease management, better understanding of health conditions and healthcare outcomes, and harmonization of disease monitoring and reporting worldwide. The state’s legacy system processes monthly payments for residential facilities providing services to over 2,400 individuals at Psychiatric Hospitals, Residential Habilitation Centers (RHCs), and the Juvenile Justice and Rehabilitation Administration. SLI is delivering QA assessments and monitoring the EMR ICD-10 implementation vendor’s project management, organization/staffing, schedule, plans and reports. SLI is also conducting assessments of stakeholder communications and the satisfaction levels of end users and project team members. SLI presents its findings and recommendations at the Technology Services Board and briefings to the Office of Chief Information Officer. This project is expected to continue into spring of 2015.
“The project is making solid progress in the definition of the current workflow processes, the definition of touch points with other manual and automated processes and systems, and the establishment of the technical infrastructure for the system”, said Mark Joyce, SLI’s onsite Project Manager. “SLI is excited about the opportunity to bring our background in certifying EMR/EHRs, experience with statewide EMR systems, and ICD-10 upgrades to assist the Washington Office of Mental Health successful transition to a COTS solution that supports the new ICD-10 code sets. From plan design to statistical tracking of disease, these codes are a crucial component of how State agencies run their programs.”
About SLI Global Solutions: SLI is a nationally recognized partner with State and Local Government agencies, providing systems planning, requirements gathering, procurement support, Project Management Oversight, Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V), Quality Management (QM), and software testing services. SLI has assisted government programs by providing subject matter expertise in a number of areas such as Medicaid, ICD-10, EHRs/EMRs, Child Welfare and SACWIS, Labor and Unemployment Compensation, and Child Support Enforcement among others. An accredited software testing lab, SLI offers customers a proprietary Quality Management methodology and framework, SQM3, which is derived from industry standards articulated by IEEE, PMBOK, ISO, SWEBOK, and COBIT. To learn more about SLI Global Solutions’ Government Services, please visit our websitewww.sliglobalsolutions.com